Our school is not far for a bus stop and for the last few weeks I’ve been noticing the behaviour of certain parents. There is a group of parents who like to park in the nearby bus stop lay by. Almost without exception everyone who parks there drives a car made by a premium, German manufacturer.
I’m not sure of the legalities of these things, but I don’t park in bus stops. I might pull in briefly to safely allow a passenger to get out of the car, but I would never park the car and leave it there while I went into a shop or to collect my child from school. It doesn’t feel right, appropriate or considerate. Is that just me? It must cause difficulties for bus drivers and passengers, plus it could even be dangerous if the bus can’t pull in.
It made me chuckle though that those that park there drive Audis or Mercs. Is it the car that drives that sort of behaviour? Or is it just that a certain sort of person, buys a certain sort of car? Any thoughts? Do you find the parents with certain types of car tend to park together? Have you seen any loony school gate parking?